The Silver Chains
Series: The Mastermind Academy Series #2 (See my review of book #1 HERE)
By L.J. Clarkson
238 pages – ages 9+
Published by Indicated Publications and Promotions on February 8, 2016
Synopsis- Isabelle is back in another adventure! This time, she is on her way to Mastermind Academy with Esme and Boldrick, her Agarthan friends. But when their craft gets shot with an EMP and falls out of the sky, they are captured by Terrans (AKA people on Earth). They are rescued, and shortly find themselves at the Academy. The Agarthan security force just brushed it off, but there are still some hanging threads – how did the Terrans know where to find the craft, for one? And why is Isabelle being blackmailed to stop Boldrick from finding out?
What I Thought- Oooh! This was intense! And mysterious! And thrilling! Ms. Clarkson writes realistically, especially when creating a fantasy world! The setting of Agartha is fleshed out in the book, giving it more depth, and making it into more of a world in general. I liked that a lot. Isabelle is a character who isn’t sure of what to do. She is going through trials about what is the right thing to do and learning about herself in the process. Ms. Clarkson’s writing style keeps the tense situations light with just the right amount of humor. The book will work well as a stand-alone. I think the reader may be brought up to speed a bit quicker if you read book 1 (plus it’s good so you don’t want to miss it). I also think Ms. Clarkson does a good job at summing up the first book so it isn’t necessary you do. This was a fun book that kept you reading! Great cover too!
I give this book five out of five bookworms!